Summer Interest Groups

Check out our Awesome Groups this summer!  
So much Creativity!!

Have you ever looked around the sanctuary on a Sunday morning and wondered, “Who are these people here at LEFC?” Have you thought you might like to get to know some people a little better, but aren't sure how? Plugging into a large church can be intimidating!  But it can also produce wonderful friendships. Scripture encourages us time and time again to pursue these relationships, and to get involved with one another! 

Summer Interest Groups allow you to get to know people who like doing what you like to do.  Please contact the leader directly to get more information and to sign up for the groups of your choice.  The leader will add you to their email list and send you all information pertinent to the group.  Can't make all the dates listed? That's ok. Contact the leader, and get information on the dates you can come.  We'd love to see you get involved!

LEFC does not oversee any of the events that will take place as part of the summer interest groups. As such, we have no involvement in ensuring your safety as you participate in whatever activities you choose. Consider these activities like you would any activity that your family would choose to be part of outside of the church. None of the activities as part of the summer interest groups should be considered LEFC activities or events.

Summer interest Group options:

Name: Saturday Night Ice Cream
Leader: Serena Stauffer
Contact Information:   

Who:24-32 year-olds who are not married
When: Dates: June 15, July 6, and August 17
Where: Locations to be determined
Why: To enjoy the summer weather, meet new people, and build community

Name: LEFC Golf
Leader: Andrew Fleischer
Contact Information: , 717.994.1914 

We will play one Sunday afternoon in June, July & August. Exact dates and locations to be determined. All are welcome.

Name: Hour of Power (Volleyball)
Leader: Doug & Leslie Morrissey

We plan to SERVE up some fun in our backyard (228 E. 6th St., across from Lititz Library).
Teens and older, don't PASS up this opportunity. If you can serve overhand and keep the ball in play with three hits, you're all SET to join. The action provided is sure to be a HIT.

Tuesday evenings 7:30-8:30pm

Name: Convertible Cruisin'
Leader: Steve Spangler
Contact: , 717.413.8815

Anyone with a convertible is invited to join us for an exploration of some of the byways and back lanes of Lancaster County and surrounding areas. If you own a convertible, come for one or come for all of the trips this summer. We will find the road less travelled.

Friday, June 21, 5:30pm - cross country to JD's Junction, Dinner.
Saturday, July 13, 7:30am - trip to America on Wheels in Allentown.
Friday, August 16, 6:00pm - trip to 3B Ice Cream, Dauphin.
Saturday, September 7, 7:00am - Cars & Coffee at Radnor Hunt Concours

Impromptu runs may also be added.

Please note: This summer interest groups is not an official function of church. Any liability must be assumed by the operator of the vehicle, and proper insurance must be carried by each participant.

Name: Disc Golf
Leaders: Dan Fethkenher and Dan Lindenmuth
Contact: Dan Fethkenher: , 651.338.4554
                   Dan Lindenmuth: , 717.917.0091
When: Every week on Monday evenings starting at 6:00pm
                 (And BBQ cookout end of July.)
Where: Alternating between a few different courses in Lancaster County.

Can you throw a frisbee or want to learn a new low-impact sport? If so, you are a great candidate for Disc Golf. We are looking for individuals, couples, and families of all ages, at all skill levels to come play. There is no cost to play at any of the courses. We will provide plenty of discs if you don't have any. This is a friendly, non-competitive time and there's ways to mix it up to make it fun for all skill levels with some disc golf games to put a fun spin on it. If you have any questions, please ask.

Also, there will be a cookout at Dan Fethkenher's house in Mountville on Saturday, July 27th at Noon. This will be a time to bring significant others and kids and other friends who may want to hang out. (Rain date: Aug. 3.)

The following are courses we'll be visiting, maybe others too: Roland Park in Akron, Herr Park (west of Lancaster, north of Millersville), and Buchmiller Park (just south of Lancaster City). Some weeks we may switch it up and play mini disc golf at a mini disc golf course!

Name: Intro to Fly Fishing/Fly Tying
Leader: John Wentworth
Contact: , 717.626.4517

Classes will cover everything you will need to be self-sufficient on the stream including:
-Fly tying
-Proper fly selections
-Fly casting techniques
-Essential knots
-Choosing gear and tackle

Depending on interest and numbers, we may spend time on the water learning how to read the water and currents, stream entomology and how to play, land and safely release fish.

Dates, time and location to be determined based on attendance.

Name: Rolling in the Dough
Leader: Christie Hess


Learn how to make several different types of homemade dough (breads, rolls, pizza crust, pie crust, etc). A fun evening of hands-on learning, recipe sharing, and taste testing. 

Thursday, July 25 and Tuesday, August 13, from 7:00pm - 8:30/9ish.

Name: Stitches, Knits & Knots: Outdoor Yarn Crafting
Leaders: Mandy Bell
Contact: , 717-917-8525

Knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, spinners and the like . . . join us for some outdoor yarn crafting and fellowship!  Have a question about a pattern or technique? Maybe someone can help! Experience level matters not - just bring your latest project(s) and join the circle!

1st Monday of June, July & August: Lloyd Roland Park, Akron 6:30 - 8:15pm

3rd Thursday of June, July & August: Lititz Springs Park 6:30 - 8:15pm

Name: Park Rendezvous of Women (with) and (without) Children
Leader: Amelia Swartz

Ladies! Come to the park and enjoy some fellowship . . . bring the kids if you have them!
This group is NOT limited to moms with young kids! Women of all ages & all stages of life are welcome. We'll plan on trying a different park each week. When you sign up, suggest a park and we'll try to make it to your favorite place! Pack a lunch if you'd like, and invite your friends & neighbors!

Join us 10 a.m. - 12:00, Noon on the following dates:

Thursday, June 6 - Lititz Springs Park
Monday, June 10 - Lloyd Roland Park, Akron
Thursday, June 20 - Overlook Park
Monday, July 1 - Talmage Park, West Earl Township
Monday, July 8 - Oregon Dairy
Thursday, July 18 - Amos Herr Park, Landisville
Thursday, July 25 - Ephrata Township Park

Name: A Psalm for All Seasons 
Leader: Bev Mahoney
Contact: , 434.941.8740

A women's four-week, four-session study of Psalm 46. We will learn about God's message to us from various perspectives including God's reassurance and steadfastness; musical, historical & cultural references and their meaning; how Psalm 46 gives us opportunities to share God's word as we interact with others in our world today; and how Psalm 46 gives us perspective into the future and confidence in God's sovereignty. Most importantly, we'll take the time to talk about and pray the Psalms.

Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 9:30-10:45am

Name: Ladies' Card Making Crew 
Leaders: Cindi Balson & Donna Robinson
Contact:   or   

We'll be creating handmade cards for the Deaconess Board to send on behalf of LEFC - cards of encouragement, sympathy, and to welcome new babies. We'll meet 2 or 3 times during the summer in various time slots (Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon), dates & location yet to be determined. **Some materials will be supplied but bring your own as well.

Name: Men's Bible Study 
Leader: Ross Unruh & Dan Burkholder
Contact:   or    

Are you an Imperfect Disciple?

Men, consider joining us as we study Jared Wilson’s book, The Imperfect Disciple. We’ll meet weekly to discuss his content. Here’s a blurb from the book:

“What if there were a discipleship book for people who were a little tired of discipleship books? Jared C. Wilson's newest book -- The Imperfect Disciple -- is for the rest of us, people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking.”

If this description fits you – You need to be a part of this conversation!

We’ll be meeting at the Mill (LEFC), 
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9pm beginning June 19.

See you there!!

Name: Classic Car Enthusiasts 
Leader: Andy Sensenig
Contact: , 717.380.4522

I am opening up my shop, Andy's Restoration LLC (546b E. 28th Division Hwy, Lititz), for anyone with an interest in classic vehicles. You don't need to have a classic to come and you are also welcome to bring any type of project vehicle. It doesn't need to be a classic. It will be a fun morning of hanging, sharing ideas, helping each other on their "car problems", and anything else. There will be free coffee and donuts.

Dates: Saturday June 15th, July 20th and August 24th from 8:00am - 12:00PM